Hellhound On My Trail

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Here's a tutorial on a timeless Robert Johnson tune. It's a delicate song to get going under your fingers but once you get it to a comfortable level it's a lot of fun to mess around with! Also, that intro that RJ plays is just awesome.

Year of Recording
20 June 1937
Location
Dallas, Texas
Record Label
Vocalion 03623

I got to keep movin', I got to keep movin'

Blues fallin' down like hail, blues fallin' down like hail

Umm mmm mmm mmm

Blues fallin' down like hail, blues fallin' down like hail

And the days keeps on worryin' me

There's a hellhound on my trail, hellhound on my trail

Hellhound on my trail

If today was Christmas Eve, if today was Christmas Eve

And tomorrow was Christmas Day

If today was Christmas Eve and tomorrow was Christmas Day

Aw, wouldn't we have a time, baby?

All I would need my little sweet rider

Just to pass the time away, huh huh, to pass the time away

You sprinkled hot foot powder, mmm mmm, around my door

All around my door

You sprinkled hot foot powder all around your daddy's door, hmm hmm hmm

It keep me with ramblin' mind, rider every old place I go

Every old place I go

I can tell the wind is risin' the leaves tremblin' on the tree

Tremblin' on the tree

I can tell the wind is risin', leaves tremblin' on the tree

Hmm hmm hmm mmm

All I need's my little sweet woman and to keep my company, hey hey hey hey

My company